Attic Red-Figure Lekythos

Unknownabout 490 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

All black lekythos, with figural decoration on the shoulder. Extensive misfiring on the lower part of the vase. On the shoulder, Herakles (beardless) wrestling the Nemean Lion before a tree, flanked by palmettes. Below, meander band (two facing meander squares followed by a checker square).


  • Title: Attic Red-Figure Lekythos
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 490 B.C.
  • Location Created: Athens, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 31 × 7.1 cm (12 3/16 × 2 13/16 in.)
  • Type: Lekythos
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 77.AE.43
  • Culture: Greek (Attic)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Gordon McLendon
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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